Our Wound Healing Program provides complete care to patients with non-healing wounds.
The wound healing team takes a multidisciplinary approach to healing that values the patient's perspective.
You can expect to benefit from a comprehensive plan that focuses on the cause, correction and future development of the wound.
Wound Healing Care Team
Your wound healing care team works to diagnose, treat and prevent chronic and/or non-healing wounds and associated diseases. Team members include:
- Vascular surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Orthopedic surgeons
- General surgeons
- Nurse practitioners
- Physical therapists
Your wound healing care team may interact with health care providers in other fields, like dermatology or internal medicine, to evaluate conditions that may affect the rate of wound healing and/or avoid wound recurrence.
We take a four-step approach to wound healing, including:
- Diagnosis or treatment of underlying problems, such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. In some cases, a referral to a vascular surgeon may be needed to provide treatment for better circulation to the affected limbs, which can result in healing.
- Treatment of the wound itself, which may include surgical removal of unhealthy tissue within the wound and removal of tissue for biopsies and cultures to detect the presence of an underlying condition or the growth of organisms that cause infection and slow healing.
- Application of topical antibiotics, growth factors and special dressings to enhance the healing process.
- Treatment plans, orthotics, compression stockings and/or foot and gait evaluations to prevent future skin breakdown after healing has occurred.